4 Advantages of Using Rechargeable Lanterns

There are campers out there that think a lantern is just a lantern, to which we respond there are lanterns and lanterns. When camping, you need light, and there are a number of different lanterns to choose from ranging from good, better, and best. We have reason to believe a rechargeable camping lantern is the best route to take and here’s why:

  1. Lightweight. Compared to a gas lantern, a rechargeable lantern is light as a feather. Gas lanterns are typically made of glass and have metal canisters that add weight that rechargeable lanterns are able to eliminate. The lighter the weight of the lantern the more versatile it can be, whether it be to light up the card table or take it for your bathroom break.
    Rechargeable Lantern
  2. User-friendly. With the variety of lanterns like liquid fuel, gas, or even candle, a rechargeable lantern is an alternative that offers ease of use. All you have to do it switch it on and light is available. This saves you from having to remember to bring other items on the trip like gas to fuel the lantern or matches to light the candle. If you happen to have kids joining you on a camping trip, spoiler alert: they will more than likely drop a gas lantern and break the glass. Skip to the good part and allow them to carry a rechargeable lantern without worry.

  3. Safe. Lanterns with flames always come with a small risk of causing a fire, but rechargeable lanterns don’t require a babysitter. By avoiding a kerosene powered lantern, you can eliminate potential fumes.

  4. Convenient. The right rechargeable camping lantern offers a number of ways to keep it up and running. There are camping lanterns that can be charged via AC plug, DC plug, dynamo crank function, or with solar panels.

Of course, at GOAL ZERO we want to take traditional gear to the next level. Our own rechargeable Lighthouse Lantern comes with a USB port. This means that you can power other electronics on your camping trips for additional entertainment.

The bottom line is a rechargeable lantern keeps it simple and safe. Charge it, hang it, and continue with your adventures into the night.


  1. Scott Drysdale 2 years ago

    How can I order replacement parts for this Latern. I need the bottom piece that screws on to Latern?http://www.goalzero.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Lighthouse-Lantern1.jpg

  2. Rockford Johnson 1 year ago

    We are planning on going on a long camping trip soon. It was cool to learn that rechargeable lanterns are light weight. I hope that sharing this article with my family can help them to know what lantern is best for our camping trip.

  3. Kylie Dotts 6 months ago

    I like how you said that rechargeable lanterns don’t need a babysitter. This would be really important for me to look for because I need decorative lanterns for sale that will help in my renovation of our patio. Considering that we won’t be able to be outside watching them every second it might be good to look for ones that run on batteries instead of flames.

  4. Kylie Dotts 5 months ago

    I like how you said that a rechargeable lantern is safe because there are no flames. Taking this technology and adding it to something decorative like a Moroccan lantern would be a great way to have safe and dependable lighting wherever you need it. I think I’m going to have to try that in our backyard after we finish renovating!

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